Virtual ‘Exchange’ event brings suppliers and TRSA members together

11 March 2021

TRSA, in consultation with its Supplier Partner Council, will host a live virtual Innovation Showcase & Exchange from 14 to 18 June. The showcase will allow TRSA’s supplier partners to present their company’s innovative products and solutions to TRSA’s operator members responsible for supplying, laundering and maintaining nearly 90% of the $40-billion North American linen, uniform and facility services industry. Like previous TRSA Exchanges, participants will have the ability to schedule follow-up meetings later in the week.

Following recent Exchanges, both operators and supplier partners were pleased with the time and resources invested. Jim Vaudreuil, president & CEO, Huebsch Services was pleased to report on “several new improvement projects in motion as result of the meetings.” Supplier partner executive Scott Delin, vice president of healthcare sales, Superior Group of Companies, found the Exchange sessions to be very productive. “They gave us a chance to meet one on one with laundry operators we currently do very little, if any business with, at all,” Delin said. “The time allotted for each meeting allowed us to learn more about their needs and how we as a supplier can help them grow their business and partner with them going forward.”

Participating member supplier partners will have the opportunity to provide a five-minute, pre-recorded session on Monday and Tuesday (video or presentation) followed by scheduled 15-minute meetings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday including products and services from these categories:

·        Chemicals

·        Drying/Finishing

·        Facility Services

·        Ironers/Folders

·        Linens/Other Reusable Textiles

·        Materials Handling/Sorting

·        Mats/Dust Control

·        Miscellaneous (hangers/consulting/recycling/etc.)

·        Software

·        Tunnel Washers

·        Uniforms/Workwear/PPE, including healthcare garments (gowns/scrubs/PPE)

·        Vehicles

·        Washer Extractors/Wash Aisle

·        Water Treatment, Reuse and Recycling 

TRSA operator members will register to view the various sessions on 14-15 June, then participate in the Exchange, 15-minute pre-scheduled meetings with supplier partners that allow for personalised preparation and solutions-based discussions Wednesday, 16 June, through to Friday, 18 June. Following the event, all supplier partner presentations will be available for viewing in TRSA’s On-Demand Learning Center.

Registration for supplier partners is open now until 2 April; registration for operator members will open on 2 April. Additional details about the TRSA Innovation Showcase & Exchange can be viewed on the TRSA website at

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